the imperial dynasty ruling China from the 1700s BC to the 1100s BC
the imperial dynasty ruling China from about the 18th to the 12th centuries BC
1600– 1050 B.C.) dynasty that marks the first great flourishing of Bronze-Age China. Materials recovered from this period include ceremonial bronze vessels and jade implements. Early Chinese writing from the Shang dynasty has also been recovered, in the form of inscriptions on oracle bones used for divination ceremonies.
Bronze Age in China (2000-1100 bce).
The ShÄng Dynasty (Chinese: ) or YÄ«n Dynasty () (ca. 1766 BC - ca. 1050 BC) is the first confirmed historic Chinese Dynasty and ruled in the northeastern region of the area known as "China proper", in the Yellow River valley. The ShÄng dynasty followed the quasi-legendary XiÃ Dynasty and preceded the ZhÅu Dynasty. Information about the Shang Dynasty comes from historical records of the Zhou Dynasty and from Shang inscriptions on bronze artifacts and oracle bonesâ€”turtle shells, cattle scapula or other bones on which were written the first significant corpus of recorded Chinese characters.